On Elon Musk’s joking tweet in which he claimed to have bought the Manchester United team, Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, also chimed in with “we would prefer that you buy some more Bitcoin”.
Michael Saylor urges Elon Musk to buy Bitcoin
Yesterday, Elon Musk, the world’s richest man CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, tweeted jokingly about wanting to buy Manchester United, only to deny it 4 hours later.
Also intervening was Michael Saylor, the infamous pro-bitcoin CEO of MicroStrategy, who commented as follows:
We would prefer that you buy some more #bitcoin.
— Michael Saylor⚡️ (@saylor) August 17, 2022
E.M.: “To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party! Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome”.
M.S.: “We would prefer that you buy some more Bitcoin”.
Michael Saylor is a bitcoin maximalist
How else to intervene if not by mentioning Bitcoin? Michael Saylor has defined himself as a Bitcoin maximalist, meaning a person who believes that BTC is the only true cryptocurrency ever created.
A Bitcoin maximalist disdains other altcoins, viewing them as borderline or scam or otherwise dubious projects.
Not surprisingly, Saylor has nearly 130,000 BTC in his portfolio, worth nearly $4 billion. All the more reason to defend the crypto queen, even clashing with Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum.
Yes, because Bitcoin maximalists also disdain Ethereum like other altcoins. And in fact, recently on Twitter again, the two seem to have quarreled, with Saylor on the one hand calling Ethereum unethical, and Buterin on the other believing that maximalists follow a simple application blockchain, unable to do anything but transfer BTC.
Another Twitter stunt involves the #Bitcoinmusk hashtag that is getting a fair amount of attention, although it does not really involve either Bitcoin or Elon Musk.
It is a project that seeks to attract attention by combining these two names by pre-selling a new token, called BTCMUSK, which, at the time of writing, is not tradable in the markets.
For this very reason, the initiative may be entirely advertising and not serious, trying to convince people to buy this token by exploiting the terms Bitcoin and Musk.